Philip G. Klekamp
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Philip G. Klekamp, 60, died at 2:20 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at St. John's Hospice. He was born Dec. 2, 1953, in Charleston, S.C., to Elmer Klekamp, Jr., and Betty Eileen Aarup Kries.
Survivors include one son, Richard J. Klekamp, Sr., of Springfield; one daughter, Jennifer Klekamp Brown of Fayetteville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Aidan and Allyssa Brown of Fayetteville, Tenn., Richard, Jr., and Naudya Klekamp and Haley McClanahan, all of Springfield; one sister, Patricia Klekamp of Hong Kong; partner, Kathleen Barton of Springfield; stepfather, Carroll Kreis of Springfield; one uncle, Robert Aarup of Quincy; and three aunts, Shirley Hicks of Jacksonville, Betty Lou England and Louise Klekamp, both of Springfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, George and Alice Aarup and Elmer, Sr., and Elsie Klekamp.
Philip was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church serving as a Sunday school teacher, Elder, and a past member of Snowball. Philip was a United States Air Force Veteran and was a self-employed contractor and had also worked for Bill Lynn and House Medic.
Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.
Lie in State: 10-10:30 a.m., Monday, June 23, 2014, at Concordia Lutheran Church.
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 23, 2014, at Concordia Lutheran Church with Reverend James L. Hennig and Reverend Michael Koschmann officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be given to Concordia Lutheran Church and School.
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